6.11 Exit awards

A number of exit awards, at levels 4, 5 and 6, are available to students who are unable to fulfil the requirements for the target award of a Bachelor’s degree with Honours, or Integrated Master’s degree*. The same progression requirements apply at levels 4-5 and 5-6 apply, with credit requirements as follows:

Ordinary Bachelor's degree
(level 6 award)

Level 4 and 5 progression requirements met, and a minimum of 60 level 6 credits passed.

Diploma of Higher Education
(level 5 award)

Level 4 progression requirements met, and a minimum of 240 credits awarded overall, and a minimum of 90 level 5 credits passed.

Certificate of Higher Education**
(level 4 award)

Progression requirements met (if any), and a minimum of 120 credits awarded overall.


*The Bachelor’s degree with Honours is also available as an exit award from an Integrated Master’s programme.

**Also available as an exit award from Foundation degrees.